Cesana

Italy

Highlights

  • Only 200m walk to the gondola up to Sansicario and chair lift to the Monti della Luna area
  • Central position at the heart of the Milky Way
  • Great range of varied terrain to suit all levels of skiers
  • Good snowmaking facilities to support skiing throughout the season
  • Uncrowded slopes in suntrap areas allowing groups to maximise their time on piste
  • Intermediates skiers and snowboarders are offered a wide choice of slopes

Why choose this resort?

Arguably the best access point to enjoy the Milky Way ski area, Cesana offers school groups a great base from which to enjoy their school ski trip to Italy. The famous ski area is built up from sweeping bowls, outstanding views and slopes snaking through unspoilt wooded areas. For groups consisting of a wide range of abilities, Cesana provides a good choice of slopes from which to progress during the week. The ski school allows students to access great tuition with experienced skiers being guided through the resort’s best slopes. Cesana is a particularly good base for intermediates with a variety of cruiser runs across the resort. As expected from a traditional village close to the French-Italian border, Cesana extends a warm welcome to school groups and easy access to a range of après-ski activities, including ice skating and bowling.

On the slopes

The standard lift pass is the 6 day Monti della Luna lift pass. This pass covers approximately 90kms of skiing in Cesana and Claviere, as well as 1 day in Montgenevre (France) and 1 day access to the entire Italian section of the Milky Way ski area. As such, school ski groups have access to numerous options available to enjoy a greater choice of ski runs. For schools seeking to upgrade their ski pass for the week, a full Milky Way pass is available covering the entire 400kms area and including 1 day in Montgenevere. Snowboarders and freestyle skiers looking for some action in the snow parks have plenty of options with Cesana, Sestriere, Sauze D'Oulx and Sansicario all offering challenges to the more experienced in your group. 

Travel details

Calais (Coach) to Cesana12 hours 30 mins
Milan to Cesana3 hours
Grenoble to Cesana3 hours
Turin to Cesana1 hour 45 mins

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Resort height 1350m
Lift range 1760-2570m
Number of lifts 72
Size of piste 400km
Number of trails 202
Beginner 57
Intermediate 109
Advanced 36
Snowmaking 950 snow cannons

Piste Map

Cesana Piste Map | Italy

Hotels

Hotel Solaris

Cesana

Located just 200m from the chairlifts to Monti della Luna, the Hotel Solaris extends a warm welcome to UK schools looking to explore the Milky Way ski area. Providing rooms with en suite bathroom facilities and access to local amenities, the Hotel Solaris in Cesana is a great option for your next school ski trip to Italy.

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Apres-Ski

Après-Ski

Cesana offers school groups a quaint setting from which to enjoy their winter experience in Italy. Traditional après-ski activities available include access to a choice of pizzerias, as well as the chance to go ice-skating and bowling. Those looking for a livelier après scene can enjoy the delights of Montgenèvre just a short hop across the border where snow-shoeing and luge rides are offered. 
 

Highlights

  • Pizzerias
  • Ice skating rink (Sestriere)
  • Swimming (Sestriere)
  • Bowling evenings in Chantermerle 
  • Montgenèvre in France for livelier après options

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Sauze d’Oulx

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